From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:
Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!
Date: February 23-May 11
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room
Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:
TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)
Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.
We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert
Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room
Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31
Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)
Kirby Sokolow ’14 sends in this plea:
Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry next Friday, December 7th and is in need of volunteers! We will be holding an informational meeting on volunteering: Tuesday, December 4th at 7:15 pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 112.
Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow ’14 atasokolow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
From the awesome Hannah Vogel ’13 who knows that some peeps didn’t get tickets to this event on time (and were very sad about it):
We’re all very excited for Wesleyan Thinks Big!
If you didn’t get a ticket, we’ll be screening the live stream in PAC001 at 8PM Tuesday! Seating is first come first serve. Pray to the internet buffer gods, please. Come get cheese in Zelnick after!
If you did get a ticket, we’re extending pick-up by one day. PLEASE come pick up your ticket at Usdan, 12-1PM! You can pick it up at the door if you must, but it will be slow and chaotic. Wouldn’t you like your WTB experience to be as relaxing as possible? If you haven’t picked it up by 7:50 on Tuesday, we’re giving away your seat to whoever shows up to be on the waitlist.
Date: TONIGHT, December 4
Cost: Free hundred dollars (I see what you did there, Vogel.)
Facebook: Woot woot
Civic Engagement Fellow Dana Pellegrino ’12 writes in to let you know that WWW stands for “Wesleyan World Wednesdays,” not the wrestling thing:
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Wesleyan World Wednesdays present Shivani Siroya ’04 as the alumni guest speaker for their program on International Microfinance.
A little info on Siroya: “Shivani Siroya is currently the CEO and Founder of InVenture. InVenture provides simple money management and financial access tools through mobile phones for individuals in emerging markets. InVenture has been recognized by USAID, Vodafone, Bloomberg, TechCrunch and NextBillion. She is a 2013 TED Fellows, 2011 Echoing Green Fellow and 2011 Unreasonable Institute Fellow. She is also a blogger for the Huffington Post, and on the board the LA Chapter of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs.
Shivani holds a M.P.H in Health Economics and International Policy from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Relations from Wesleyan University.”
Charlie Smith ’15’s political sensibilities are less routine at Wesleyan than his name is:
Is taxation theft? Or is a government policy as moral as its outcome?
Does capitalism necessitate a system of natural rights? Does the free market presuppose an objective good?
Difficult questions, but surely Richie Adelstein has the answers. Come join Wesleyan Students for a Free Society for our final meeting of the semester.
Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:20 pm
Place: Room 421 PAC
Cost: taxation with representation
The lovely Kristen Raddatz ’13 brings a super spiffy writing opportunity to you all:
The Jaded Basil wants your creative writing!
We are Wesleyan’s new online literary magazine, and we publish fiction of any kind – all literary styles, genres, subjects, and forms are welcome. We publish monthly issues, and we update our blog regularly with random goodness that we find on the interwebs. Our goal as a literary magazine is to provide Wes writers with an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced editor, improve their writing, and see their work published. Also, of course, to delight and stretch the imagination. You can find us HERE.
ROLLING SUBMISSIONS! Send your brilliant writing to: thejadedbasil(at)gmail(dot)com.
Deadline: Never (YAY ROLLING SUBMISSIONS)
Website: The Most Jaded of Basils
Samantha Januszeski ’13 wants to let the freshmen (and other prospective students) about the College of Letters:
To the Freshmen:
The College of Letters is hosting open houses on Monday December 3, and Tuesday the 4th at 4:15 pm. For those of you who don’t know what the COL is, it’s “ a three-year interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy.” If this sounds like something you might be interested in, stop by the library on Monday or Tuesday for coffee, cookies, & information. A more detailed overview of the major is available here
Date: Monday (December 3rd) & Tuesday (December 4th)
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: COL Library (41 Wyllys, 3rd floor)
Cost: FREE! (And there’s free coffee and cookies!!!)
Hana “Boot No More” Elion ’15 writes in with a pudendal, but not shameful, proposition:
Come audition for Wes’ 2013 Production of The Vagina Monologues! Take a break from studying for finals to come give your vag some love! No preparation necessary; come ready to read and moan :)
Monday December 3rd 7:45-9:45PM
Friday December 7th 3-6PM
*You only need to come to one of these auditions, and just stop by whenever you have time!
The play will go up in February. The directors are Hana Elion ’15, Tess Jonas ’15, and Dominique Moore ’15. Email helion@wes with any questions! See you there!
Dates: December 3rd or December 7
Times: 4:45 – 9:45 pm or 3 pm – 6 pm (respectively)